Sri Sri hails Supreme Court for exploring mediation option in Ayodhya dispute case


Founder of Art of Living, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Wednesday hailed the Supreme Court for choosing to explore the mediation route to resolve the Ayodhya dispute case.

Sri Sri

Taking to Twitter, Sri Sri wrote, “This move towards mediation by the Hon Supreme Court is in the best interest of the country and all parties concerned. We should not leave any stone unturned in resolving this burning issue amicably.”

His subsequent tweet read, “We should keep our egos and differences aside and come together with a spirit of honouring & accommodating the sentiments of the communities concerned.”

The AoL founder has been supporting the idea of resolving the contentious Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi land dispute case through dialogues among the concerned stakeholders. He’s held a series of meetings with Muslims leaders in a bid to arrive at a peaceful resolution of the dispute.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on whether to refer the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi land dispute case for a mediation after Hindu groups opposed the idea of mediation to resolve the issue. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi asked the concerned parties to suggest names for mediator or panel for mediators. CJI Gogoi, according to news agency ANI, said, “We intend to pass the order soon.”

Today’s hearing was on the limited point whether the matter could be referred for mediation. Justice SA Bobde of the five-judge Constitution Bench argued in favour of the mediation and said that ‘there need not be one mediator but a panel of mediators.’ He, however, said that media reporting will be banned when the mediation process is on.



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